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Sleep and Attachment in Preterm Infants.
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PMID:  23482430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Infants born preterm are at elevated risk for social emotional difficulties. However, factors contributing to this risk are largely understudied. Within the present study, we explored infant sleep as a biosocial factor that may play a role in infant social emotional development. Within a prospective longitudinal design, we examined parent-reported sleep patterns and observed parenting quality as predictors of infant-mother attachment in 171 infants born preterm. Using structural equation modeling, we examined main effect and moderator models linking infant sleep patterns and parenting with attachment security. Sleep patterns characterized by more daytime sleep and positive/responsive parenting predicted infant attachment security. Parent-reported nighttime sleep patterns were unrelated to attachment in this sample of infants born preterm. These results indicate that daytime sleep and parenting quality may be important for emerging attachment relationships in infants born preterm.
A J Schwichtenberg; Prachi E Shah; Julie Poehlmann
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant mental health journal     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0163-9641     ISO Abbreviation:  Infant Ment Health J     Publication Date:  2013 1 
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Created Date:  2013-3-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007859     Medline TA:  Infant Ment Health J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  37-46     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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